Early on, a Minke whale popped out of the water only 50 feet from the boat.
The wind was blowing stiffly last night, but forecast to settle this morning. It didn't settle quickly enough, so as we headed west to Milbanke Sound, found southwest winds and 12-foot seas, the biggest we've been in. "Phoenix" rode like a champ, and Bob was okay, but Cathryn wasn't happy. So we ducked into Mathieson Channel after two hours of growing discomfort and took the longer back-route to Klemtu on Finlayson Channel. Anchored at Clothes Bay, we had the whole place to ourselves except for a number of bald eagles topping some trees.